Hastings brothers arrested following knife altercation with police

Candelario Hernandez-Ralios (left) and his brother Santiago Hernandez-Ralios are facing charges...
Candelario Hernandez-Ralios (left) and his brother Santiago Hernandez-Ralios are facing charges following an altercation with police in Hastings.(Adams County Jail)
Published: Mar. 5, 2021 at 10:58 AM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Two Hastings men were arrested Thursday evening after an altercation with police that included a knife.

Hastings Police had contacted a man in the 600 block of South Kansas in follow-up to reports of a car driving carelessly.

While cooperating at first, Santiago Hernandez-Ralios, 21, eventually began fighting with the officer, taking her to the ground.

During the altercation a second Hastings Police officer tried to help, which resulted in another suspect, Candelario Hernandez-Ralios, 24, charging at the officer with a knife.

Police said Candelario then ran away from the scene after the second officer showed his weapon to the suspect.

The suspect was caught a couple of blocks away by an Adams County sheriff’s deputy.

HPD said the first officer had scratches to her ear and neck but there were no other serious injuries as a result of the incident.

The Hernandez-Ralios brothers have multiple charges pending against them.

Candelario’s charges include use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, assault on a peace officer and obstruction of a peace officer.

Santiago‘s charges include driving under the influence of alcohol, resisting arrest, false reporting, assault by strangulation, assault on a peace Officer, and obstruction of a peace officer.

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